Welcome to our 2021-2 award-holders

The BSR is pleased to welcome the latest cohort of award-holders out to Rome this week, as we commence the 2021-2 academic year. The group of artists and scholars will spend the week meeting BSR staff, getting to know the school and its facilities, and exploring the city.

Our award-holders this term are:


Dr Emma Bond (St Andrews), September 2021–June 2022, Associate Senior Fellow
Museum practices in world literature: postcolonial objects in care at the Museo Italo Africano ‘Ilaria Alpi’

Dr Eleanor Careless (Sussex), September–December 2021, Rome Awardee
Chronicles of the Italian feminist movement: transnational print cultures and the feminist avant-garde

Dr Jacob Currie (Oxford), September–December 2021, Rome Awardee
The works of Gerald of Wales

Dr Rachel Haworth (Leeds), September–December 2021, Balsdon Fellow
Stasera in TV: Italian variety television and its stars 1954-74

Marina Inì (Cambridge), September–December 2021, Rome Awardee
Spaces of diversity in eighteenth-century Ancona

Dr Rebecca Johnson (UEA), September–October 2021, John Murray Creative Writing Fellow
21st century food writing: mapping the complexity of eating in public

Davide Massimo (Oxford), September–December 2021, Rome Awardee
Greek funerary epigrams from Rome in context

Roberta Minnucci (Nottingham), September–December 2021, Rome Awardee
Rome and the foreign gaze: the reinterpretation of classical antiquity in contemporary art in the 1960s and 1970s

Dr Matt Myers (Oxford), September 2021–June 2022, Rome Fellow
Transnational exchange and ideological struggle: Rinascita and the European imagination of Italian Communism during the First Republic

Dr Tommaso Zerbi (Edinburgh), September–December 2021, Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellow
Gothic revival atop the heirlooms of antiquity: villa mills and the Palatine Hill, c. 1818-1926

Fine Arts

Freya Dooley, September–December 2021, Creative Wales—BSR Fellow

Margaux Ogden, September–December 2021, Abbey Fellow in Painting

Claudio Pestana, September 2021–June 2022, Abbey Scholar in Painting

Ruaidhri Ryan, September–December 2021, Augusta Scholar

Lara Smithson, September 2021–March 2022, The Bridget Riley Fellow